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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... felt about it.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
The minute we saw this compromising fact for what it was, we asked the prospective publicity director how he felt about it.


2.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... felt and seen means anything at all, ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
If what we have learned and felt and seen means anything at all, it means that all of us, whatever our race, creed, or color are the children of a living Creator with whom we may form a relationship upon simple and understandable terms as soon as we are willing and honest enough to try.


3.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... felt as he does, but you doubt ...  BB Working With Others, p.94  
Tell him you once felt as he does, but you doubt whether you would have made much progress had you not taken action.


4.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... felt as though he lived in hell.  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
While pondering the answer he felt as though he lived in hell.


5.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... felt as though the gates of hell ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
Our friend felt as though the gates of hell had closed on him with a clang.


6.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... felt at once.  BB How It Works, p.63  
This was only a beginning, though if honestly and humbly made, an effect, sometimes a very great one, was felt at once.


7.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... felt at times that we were regaining ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
All of us felt at times that we were regaining control, but such intervals -- usually brief -- were inevitably followed by still less control, which led in time to pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization.


8.
View STEP TEN essay   ... felt bad, when in fact we were ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
We were depressed and complained we felt bad, when in fact we were mainly asking for sympathy and attention.


9.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... felt different; in fact we knew different; ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
Of course we finally did experiment, and when unexpected results followed, we felt different; in fact we knew different; and so we were sold on meditation and prayer.


10.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... felt duty-bound to throw the whole weight ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
In fact, we felt duty-bound to throw the whole weight of the A.A. name behind any meritorious cause.


11.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... felt especially virtuous as I thought of ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
I felt especially virtuous as I thought of all the ex-drunks who wouldn't even send the Foundation a dollar apiece, and here I was gladly making a five-dollar investment to fix a hangover.


12.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... felt fine.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.41  
Physically, I felt fine.


13.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... felt, for the first time, the Presence ...  BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Many of us have felt, for the first time, the Presence and Power of God within its walls.


14.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... felt forced to send for my father, ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
There my drinking became so much worse that the boys in the fraternity house where I lived felt forced to send for my father, who made a long journey in the vain endeavor to get me straightened around.


15.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... felt his only hope would be through ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
His alcoholic problem was so complex, and his depression so great, that we felt his only hope would be through what we then called "moral psychology," and we doubted if even that would have any effect.


16.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... felt hungry so I stopped at a ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
On the way I felt hungry so I stopped at a roadside place where they have a bar.


17.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... felt, I believed.  BB Bill's Story, p.12  
At long last I saw, I felt, I believed.


18.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... felt I had every right to be ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
I felt I had every right to be self-confident, that it would be only a matter of exercising my will power and keeping on guard.


19.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... felt I'd better do some Twelfth Step ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
"Restless one day, I felt I'd better do some Twelfth Step work.


20.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... felt in that hotel room.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.145  
Ed never confided any more of what he saw and felt in that hotel room.


21.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... felt irritated that I had to be ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
I remember I felt irritated that I had to be a salesman for a concern I once owned.


22.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... felt it perfectly natural that we were ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
And considering the rough deal life had given us, we felt it perfectly natural that we were sensitive.


23.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... felt it right to explain his new ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
As he gained confidence, he felt it right to explain his new way of life to his employer and business associates.


24.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... felt lifted up, as though the great ...  BB Bill's Story, p.14  
I felt lifted up, as though the great clean wind of a mountain top blew through and through.


25.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... felt like Napoleon returning from Elba.  BB Bill's Story, p.4  
I felt like Napoleon returning from Elba.


26.
View PREFACE   ... felt like that"; or, most important, "Yes, ...  BB Preface, p.xii  
If you have a drinking problem, we hope that you may pause in reading one of the forty-two personal stories and think: "Yes, that happened to me"; or, more important, "Yes, I've felt like that"; or, most important, "Yes, I believe this program can work for me too."


27.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... felt new power flow in, as we ...  BB How It Works, p.63  
As we felt new power flow in, as we enjoyed peace of mind, as we discovered we could face life successfully, as we became conscious of His presence, we began to lose our fear of today, tomorrow or the hereafter.


28.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... felt obliged to tell your husband's employer ...  BB To Wives, p.115  
Frequently, you have felt obliged to tell your husband's employer and his friends that he was sick, when as a matter of fact he was tight.


29.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... felt only the first nip of the ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
He had felt only the first nip of the wringer.


30.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... felt our lives and homes were threatened, ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
We were grim because we felt our lives and homes were threatened, and that was no laughing matter.


31.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... felt quite safe.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
With the passing of the Eighteenth Amendment I felt quite safe.


32.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... felt reassured as I was taking the ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
I vaguely sensed I was not being any too smart, but felt reassured as I was taking the whiskey on a full stomach.


33.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... felt resentment.  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
We made a list of people I had hurt or toward whom I felt resentment.


34.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... felt that A.A. is a group unto ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Dr. G. Kirby Collier, psychiatrist: "I have felt that A.A. is a group unto themselves and their best results can be had under their own guidance, as a result of their philosophy.


35.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... felt that he had done a wrong ...  BB Into Action, p.80  
He felt that he had done a wrong he could not possibly make right.


36.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... felt that we had plenty of character.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
Many of us felt that we had plenty of character.


37.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... felt the presence of God.  12&12 Step Five, p.62  
Many an A.A., once agnostic or atheistic, tells us that it was during this stage of Step Five that he first actually felt the presence of God.


38.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... felt the same way.  BB Bill's Story, p.12  
I have since talked with scores of men who felt the same way.


39.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... felt they had to give to others ...  BB A Vision For You, p.158  
So, you see, there were three alcoholics in that town, who now felt they had to give to others what they had found, or be sunk.


40.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... felt they had wronged us.  12&12 Step Five, p.58  
Often it was while working on this Step with our sponsors or spiritual advisers that we first felt truly able to forgive others, no matter how deeply we felt they had wronged us.


41.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... felt this was inevitable and wondered if ...  BB To Employers, p.138  
I felt this was inevitable and wondered if the bank was doing the man an injustice.


42.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... felt this way can certainly understand and ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
Those of us who once felt this way can certainly understand and sympathize.


43.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... felt truly able to forgive others, no ...  12&12 Step Five, p.58  
Often it was while working on this Step with our sponsors or spiritual advisers that we first felt truly able to forgive others, no matter how deeply we felt they had wronged us.


44.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... felt very badly, I said, "Let's make ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
Wishing to be polite, though I felt very badly, I said, "Let's make the call," and extracted from my wife a promise that we would not stay over fifteen minutes.


45.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... felt very happy and secure ourselves.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
Where people had temporarily let us run their lives as though they were still children, we had felt very happy and secure ourselves.


46.
View STEP TWO essay   ... felt we could float above the rest ...  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
Secretly, we felt we could float above the rest of the folks on our brainpower alone.


47.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... felt we didn't deserve.  BB How It Works, p.67  
It set in motion trains of circumstances which brought us misfortune we felt we didn't deserve.


48.
View STEP TWO essay   ... felt we were winning at the game ...  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
"As material success founded upon no more than these ordinary attributes began to come to us, we felt we were winning at the game of life.


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